Here and Now http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Why This Gaza Ceasefire Is Holding http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/why-gaza-ceasefire-holding The latest ceasefire between the militant group Hamas and Israel appears to be holding, allowing thousands of Palestinians to return home and Israelis to send children back to school without worrying about rocket fire.<p>&#8220;The odds &#8212; and I&#8217;m being cautious here &#8212; favor traction for this ceasefire unlike all the others, and the reasons I think are very clear. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:56:00 +0000 editor 60284 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Why This Gaza Ceasefire Is Holding Snapchat Reportedly Valued At $10 Billion http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/snapchat-reportedly-valued-10-billion The Wall Street Journal <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/snapchat-fetches-10-billion-valuation-1409088794" target="_blank">is reporting</a> that the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in Snapchat at a valuation of around $10 billion.<p><strong>Derek Thompson</strong> of The Atlantic joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Sacha Pfeiffer to take a look at why the photo messaging app is valued so high, even though it has very little revenue.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.thea Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 editor 60285 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'Exoskeleton' Lets Some Paraplegics Walk Again http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/exoskeleton-lets-some-paraplegics-walk-again One of the great dreams of the medical research world is to help paralyzed people who are unable to use their legs, to be able to walk again.<p>Implanting electrode stimulators into injured spinal cords has shown some promise. Stem cell spinal cord regeneration has been elusive so far. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:56:00 +0000 editor 60283 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 'Exoskeleton' Lets Some Paraplegics Walk Again 35 Years Later, Kate Bush's Stage Return Has Fans Buzzing http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/35-years-later-kate-bushs-stage-return-has-fans-buzzing When British singer-songwriter Kate Bush announced that she would return to the stage after a 35-year absence, her devoted fans immediately began snapping up tickets.<p>All 77,000 seats for her series of London concerts sold out in 15 minutes, with fans planning to fly in from around the world. Tonight is the first show.<p>Arts reporter <strong>John Wilson</strong> of the BBC, who has interviewed the reclusive singer several times, joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Robin Young to listen to some of Bush&#8217;s music and talk about why she inspires such Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 60215 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 35 Years Later, Kate Bush's Stage Return Has Fans Buzzing Senate Tracker: Colorado, The New Swing State http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senate-tracker-colorado-new-swing-state In the latest installment of Senate Tracker, our weekly look at Senate races across the country, <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Sacha Pfeiffer turns to <strong>Megan Verlee</strong> of Colorado Public Radio for a look at the race there.<p>Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Udall, in a race that is very close and is bringing issues of women&#8217;s rights and the president&#8217;s health care law into play.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/tag/senate-tracker" target="_blank">See more in o Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 60216 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Senate Tracker: Colorado, The New Swing State Volvo Rolls Out First New SUV Under Chinese Ownership http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/volvo-rolls-out-first-new-suv-under-chinese-ownership The Volvo XC90 makes it debut today. It&#8217;s the first Volvo model to be released by Zheijiang Geely Holding Co., the Chinese company that took over the Swedish brand from Ford in 2010.<p>The XC90 is the first Volvo in about a decade to be made without Ford Motor parts. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 60217 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Volvo Rolls Out First New SUV Under Chinese Ownership What Sound Can Tell You About Dangerous Places http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/what-sound-can-tell-you-about-dangerous-places Sound artist <strong>Peter Cusack</strong> travels the world recording sounds from dangerous places. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 60111 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net What Sound Can Tell You About Dangerous Places Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pediatricians-group-delay-school-start-times-so-teens-can-sleep Many studies have shown that the average adolescent doesn&#8217;t get enough sleep, and that can cause physical and mental health issues. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now recommending middle and high schools delay their class start times to 8:30 a.m. or later.<p>Dr. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 60112 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pediatricians Group: Delay School Start Times So Teens Can Sleep Burger King... Of Canada? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/burger-king-canada Burger King, the American fast-food restaurant operator, is looking to buy Canada’s coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons.<p>Burger King announced yesterday the two companies are in talks to form a deal that it says would help it compete with similar companies.<p>Skeptics say it would allow Burger King to move its headquarters to Canada, lowering its tax bill. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 60113 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Burger King... Of Canada? Legal Battle Could Prevent Opening Of Popular Utah Ski Mountain http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/legal-battle-could-prevent-opening-popular-utah-ski-mountain Park City, Utah, is best known for the famous Sundance Film Festival that it hosts every winter, as well as being home to one of the most popular ski resorts in the country: Park City Mountain Resort.<p>But the future of that mountain, and the 2014-2015 ski season, is now up in the air because of a protracted and very public fight over the rights to the slopes.<p>After the longtime operators of <a href="http://www.parkcitymountain.com/site/index.html" target="_blank">Park City Mountain Resort</a> (PCMR) were late renewing their lease several years ago, the landowner signed a different lease fo Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:52:00 +0000 editor 59976 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Legal Battle Could Prevent Opening Of Popular Utah Ski Mountain As Kurdish Troops Fight Islamic Militants, Kurdish Media Goes Global http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/kurdish-troops-fight-islamic-militants-kurdish-media-goes-global The United States has been drawn back into Iraq, and the pull this time is the Kurdish region.<p>There might be strategic, economic and humanitarian reasons for it, but one Iraqi Kurdish journalist says the media should take some credit for the world turning its attention to a once-ignored people.<p><strong>Yerevan Saeed </strong>of the Irbil-based news outlet <a href="http://rudaw.net/english" target="_blank">Rudaw</a>, joins <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti to explain why.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://yerevan-saeed. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:52:00 +0000 editor 59977 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Yellen's Signals On Interest Rates Still Unclear http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/yellens-signals-interest-rates-still-unclear Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke at an annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, today and offered no clear sign the Fed would raise interest rates this year.<p>Yellen&#8217;s remarks were highly anticipated, as the economy and labor market improves. But disagreement among Fed officials is growing over fears the U.S. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:52:00 +0000 editor 59978 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Yellen's Signals On Interest Rates Still Unclear Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/recipes-make-most-summer-tomatoes <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> resident chef <strong>Kathy Gunst</strong> joins hosts Jeremy Hobson and Meghna Chakrabarti with the summer&#8217;s bounties from her garden &#8212; tomatoes of all shapes and sizes. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:19:00 +0000 editor 59901 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/challenges-recruiting-all-volunteer-army The U.S. Army has been an all-volunteer force for more than 40 years because there is no military draft anymore. That means the service has to attract young men and women to sign up.<p>And according to the Army&#8217;s numbers they&#8217;re pretty good at it. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:19:00 +0000 editor 59902 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Challenges Of Recruiting An All-Volunteer Army CDC Director On Release Of American Ebola Patients http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cdc-director-release-american-ebola-patients As both American Ebola patients who were brought from Liberia to Atlanta for treatment are released, <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson speaks to <strong>Tom Frieden</strong>, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p><ul> <li><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/21/ebola-patients-released" target="_blank">American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital</a></li> </ul> <h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership/director.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Tom Frieden</st Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:19:00 +0000 editor 59903 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net CDC Director On Release Of American Ebola Patients Modern-Day Dust Bowl Isn't Easy, But It Beats The 1930s http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/modern-day-dust-bowl-isnt-easy-it-beats-1930s The historic drought that continues to hammer the West shows no signs off abating. Most of California remains in severe drought conditions, with its groundwater aquifers in danger of being depleted. Officials in Los Angeles have beefed up their use of &#8220;water cops&#8221; to make sure people aren&#8217;t wasting water.<p>Meanwhile, in the plains and on the panhandle, it's been drier than it was during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. And yet, many farmers are surviving. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:13:00 +0000 editor 59837 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Modern-Day Dust Bowl Isn't Easy, But It Beats The 1930s In Liberia, Ebola Quarantine Sparks Riots http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/liberia-ebola-quarantine-sparks-riots In Liberia this morning, security forces attempted to quarantine the West Point neighborhood in the capital Monrovia, but residents broke out in a riot.<p>The Ebola holding center in West Point has been keeping residents on edge. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:07:00 +0000 editor 59838 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Liberia, Ebola Quarantine Sparks Riots Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/bumper-us-corn-yield-could-top-records Early rains, cooler temperatures and hardier seeds have led to projections of a record harvest of corn this year. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:07:00 +0000 editor 59836 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/man-dead-after-officer-involved-shooting-st-louis Authorities in St. Louis say a man has been shot dead by police after brandishing a knife at officers. The shooting took place in the north St. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:53:00 +0000 editor 59774 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How Flight Changed The World - And What Might Be Next http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/how-flight-changed-world-and-what-might-be-next Today is National Aviation Day, the date chosen in part because it&#8217;s the birthday of Orville Wright, who flew the very first airplane in 1903, with his brother Wilbur Wright.<p>Astronaut Neil Armstrong carried at piece of wood and some fabric from the Wright brothers&#8217; 1903 flyer to the moon, connecting the first airplane flight to space exploration.<p><strong>Tom Crouch</strong> of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum told <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Jeremy Hobson that Wilbur and Orville Wright changed the human mind with the inven Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 editor 59767 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net How Flight Changed The World - And What Might Be Next California Tries To Lure Film Industry Back Home http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/california-tries-lure-film-industry-back-home California has watched its dominance over the film and TV industry wane as other states, and even other countries, offer producers lucrative tax incentives. This has cost the state thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in lost economic output.<p>Now California is fighting back. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 editor 59768 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Home Construction Jumps, Even As Housing Market Cools http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/home-construction-jumps-even-housing-market-cools <a href="http://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst.pdf" target="_blank">New data</a> from the Commerce Department on home construction shows new construction climbed more than 15 percent in July from the previous month, and applications for building permits jumped 8 percent.<p>Home sales are down in the U.S., surprising many economists who predicted an improved housing market would help spur the economy. Foreclosures have slowed, and some of the country&#8217;s hottest markets have cooled after a two-year rebound. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:16:00 +0000 editor 59769 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Revisiting Tom Hardy's Solo Performance In 'Locke' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/revisiting-tom-hardys-solo-performance-locke &#8220;Locke,&#8221; a film about a construction manager whose life unravels as he drives from Birmingham to London, was one of the top DVD rentals of the weekend, according to Redbox.<p>The film&#8217;s star, <strong>Tom Hardy</strong>, is the sole actor to appear onscreen. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0000 editor 59711 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net One Key To Getting A Green Card: Luck http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/one-key-getting-green-card-luck Last year, while the president and Congress were arguing over the future of comprehensive immigration reform, nearly a million people got a green card &#8212; permission to live legally and permanently &#8212; in the United States.<p>A green card is the ultimate prize for would-be immigrants across the globe, but getting one is very difficult. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0000 editor 59712 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net One Key To Getting A Green Card: Luck Dollar General Makes $9.7 Billion Bid For Family Dollar http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dollar-general-makes-97-billion-bid-family-dollar Today, Dollar General said it wants to buy Family Dollar in an all-cash deal worth $9.7 billion. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 +0000 editor 59713 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Dollar General Makes $9.7 Billion Bid For Family Dollar Malls On The Decline Find New Ways To Stay Relevant http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/malls-decline-find-new-ways-stay-relevant Shopping malls are a part of American culture &#8212; people go to malls to socialize, eat and, of course, buy. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:14:00 +0000 editor 59597 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Malls On The Decline Find New Ways To Stay Relevant Phoenix Public Schools Compete For Students http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/phoenix-public-schools-compete-students It&#8217;s still August, but school has already started up in some parts of the country. And even though classes may be underway, the effort to get more students enrolled continues at full speed.<p>It&#8217;s not only private schools that are marketing themselves to prospective students and their parents. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:14:00 +0000 editor 59598 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Phoenix Public Schools Compete For Students Panama Canal Turns 100 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/panama-canal-turns-100 The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago today. As it celebrates its centennial, the canal is also undergoing an expansion. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:14:00 +0000 editor 59599 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Panama Canal Turns 100 Self Portraits, Nashville Style http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/self-portraits-nashville-style Most people aren't in the habit of making self portraits, especially not with rubber stamps and an ink pad. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:36:00 +0000 editor 59511 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Self Portraits, Nashville Style Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/eventful-summer-women-male-sports It&#8217;s been an eventful summer so far for women in male sports.<p>The San Antonio Spurs just hired Becky Hammon as a full-time assistant coach. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:36:00 +0000 editor 59512 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports